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Teaching Faculty I, Public Safety and Security, 9 or 12 Month Salaried (Panama City Campus)

Florida State University
Panama City, FL

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Social Sciences, Criminal Justice
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Four-Year Institution

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Job Title: Teaching Faculty I, Public Safety and Security, 9 or 12 Month Salaried (Panama City Campus)
Location: Panama City, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56282

Florida State University Panama City (FSU PC) offers Public Safety and Security (PSS) programs at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels as part of the FSU College of Applied Studies. These Public Safety and Security programs combine coursework, labs, and field work to provide students with skills necessary to start or advance careers in law enforcement and public safety. The FSU PC PSS programs are offered online and in-person, and they incorporate a breadth of course topics across the Public Safety field with emphases or majors in Crime Scene Investigation, Law Enforcement Operations, and Law Enforcement Intelligence. The Public Safety and Security Department also houses unique undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in Underwater Crime Scene Investigation and offers an online Master’s degree program in Law Enforcement Intelligence.

For more information about the FSU PC Public Safety and Security programs, please visit:

About FSU Panama City
Florida State University is one of the nation’s top 25 public universities and FSU Panama City amplifies the university’s efforts to preserve, expand and disseminate knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and human services professions. FSU Panama City is located 100 miles west of Tallahassee on the beautiful North St. Andrews Bay and is only three miles from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. FSU PC currently houses 20 bachelor's programs, 9 master's programs, 1 doctoral program, and boasts a small faculty-to-student ratio, which gives students a more personalized academic experience. Please visit for information about our FSU PC Promise to students and for more information about our campus. FSU Panama City also recently opened a brand new, residential housing complex on campus and right on the water. This new apartment-style complex at FSU PC houses both undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about our on-campus housing, visit


This position will be on-campus at FSU Panama City in Panama City, FL and will consist of both in-person and online instruction and program service responsibilities. Typical duties include but are not limited to:

• Develop and teach in-person and online courses as assigned and based on qualifications for the undergraduate and graduate Public Safety and Security programs,
• Maintain a high standard of instruction,
• Provide mentorship to students,
• Assist the program with curriculum development,
• Engage in teaching innovations and oversight of student projects, and
• Participate in service to the Program and Campus.
• This position has opportunities for engagement in additional research, though it is not a required component of this teaching faculty position.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field; or a terminal, professional degree (Ed.D., D.Sc, DCJ, J.D.) from an accredited institution with additional expertise, graduate coursework, and qualifications for teaching courses in our programs. ABD will be considered, though the degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Consideration will be given to those with a natural science terminal degree who have substantial crime scene and/or crime lab experience.

Preferred Qualifications

We especially seek candidates who have a minimum of two years of experience teaching at the university level (in-person and/or online). Strong preference will be provided to candidates who can teach a combination of undergraduate-level courses in the Public Safety programs (emphasizing Crime Scene Investigation and Law Enforcement Operations) and graduate courses, depending on qualifications and experience.

For information about the FSU Public Safety and Security Program and courses, please visit: .

Other Information

We are actively seeking applicants for this non-tenure-track, teaching faculty position. This position is being advertised as a 9- or 12-month, full-time, specialized teaching faculty position with opportunities for promotion and multi-year contracts. The salary will be competitive, and the rank of the appointment will depend on level of experience and qualifications. The position will begin in Fall 2024 or earlier if circumstances allow. Additional leadership and administrative opportunities are possible if qualifications allow. Engagement in research is possible, though research is not a required component of the teaching faculty position.

For information about the FSU Public Safety and Security Program, please visit: .

Contact Info

Inquiries should be directed to:

Lucy A. Hoover, Esquire, Chair of the Search Committee
Public Safety & Security Program

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Applicants should also upload all of the following documents to their online application:

1. A cover letter describing university teaching experience, other related experiences (including professional and applied experience), teaching philosophy, Public Safety courses the applicant feels qualified to teach, and why you are seeking this position.

2. Current curriculum vitae.

3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (copies of teaching evaluations and other data).

4. Also in the FSU application system, applicants must provide names and email contact information for at least 3 references, who will receive notifications to submit a letter of reference on your behalf. Please ensure that those references respond to this inquiry and submit their reference letters through the FSU application system.

5. Applicants may also upload additional, relevant material to support your application in the FSU application system.


This is a Faculty position.

This position is being advertised as open until filled.The position will begin in Fall 2024 or earlier if circumstances allow.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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